Mar 3, 2006

Woman Seen from the Back

Woman Seen from the Back

Date unknown

Aristide Maillol

(French, 1861–1944)

Lithograph printed in sanguine

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams Collection 1941.504

Catalogue raisonné: Guérin v.II, no.272

State: I/III



Maillol was interested in conveying the sensual curves of the female form. As a sculptor he worked from both memory and drawings. He made numerous studies of the nude which are related to, if not directly preparatory for his sculptures. He explained, "The important thing is the general idea...I am seeking beauty, not character."

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PR - Lithograph
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